Writing or Side Table. English. 1860. Rosewood. Height: 33 inches (84 cm.) Width: 19 inches (49 cm.) Depth: 21½ inches (47 cm.) [Click on these images for to enlarge them.]

“This elegant rosewood small antique writing table / side table, dates from circa 1860 and is of outstanding quality with a beautifully figured rectangular top with rounded corners above two mahogany lined frieze drawers and original small turned handles. The antique writing table top sits above shaped sides with a beautifully turned cross stretcher and stands on four small turned bun feet with brass castors. This formation is typical of writing tables made by Holland & Sons. This table is a rich, warm, medium rosewood with a striking grain.”

Photograph and text courtesy of Driscolls Antiques Ltd., of Clitheroe, Lancashire, which retains copyright. Readers of the Victorian Web may wish to consult their site.

Last modified 20 June 2013